Skoda Felicia

since 1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

Skoda Felicia
+ Cars of the Skoda Felicia brand
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Routine maintenance
+ Repair of the engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body and finishing of salon
   General information and precautionary measures
   Care of components of a body and bottom of the car
   Care of an upholstery and carpets of salon
   Repair of insignificant damages of body panels
   Repair of seriously damaged body panels
   Removal and installation of a front bumper
   Removal and installation of a rear bumper
   Removal, installation and adjustment of a cowl
   Removal and installation of a driving cable of an otpuskaniye of the lock of a cowl
   Removal, installation and adjustment of assembly of the lock of a cowl
   Removal and installation of doors
   Removal and installation of panels of an internal upholstery of doors
   Removal and installation of door handles and components of the lock
   Removal and installation of door glasses and regulators of window regulators
   Removal and installation of a door of a back and its persistent bars
   Removal, installation and adjustment of components of the lock of a door of a back
   Removal and installation of components of the uniform lock
   Removal and installation of components of the electric drive of window regulators
   Removal and installation of external rear-view mirrors and the accompanying components
   Windshield and glass of a door of a back - the general information
   Top hatch
   Removal and installation of elements of body finishing
   Removal and installation of seats
   The mechanism of a natyazhitel of a seat belt of a front seat - the general information
   Removal and installation of components of seat belts
   Removal and installation of elements of finishing of salon
   Removal and installation of the central console
   Removal and installation of the dashboard
   Control body sizes
+ Onboard electric equipment

Care of components of a body and bottom of the car

It is necessary to remember that the main factor determining the selling cost of the used car is the condition of its body. Procedures of care of body panels are extremely simple, but have to be carried out on a regular basis. Negligence to the most minor mechanical defects and damages of a paint and varnish covering can lead to bystry development of corrosion and need of performance of expensive body repair. It is also regularly important to check a condition of the surfaces and details hidden from a look, such as arches of wheels, lower part of partitions of a motive compartment, etc.

Basic procedure for care of a body of the car is its sink, preferably plentiful amount of water, given under pressure from a hose. Rather powerful stream easily softens and forces down the dried-up dirt and that is important, allows to avoid damage of a paint and varnish covering at friction about it separate grains of sand and other abrasive particles. Do not forget to wash out a stream also arches of wheels and the bearing car bottom elements. Strangely enough, the best time for performance of a sink of elements of a suspension bracket and the bottom of the car is damp rainy weather when the most part of the accumulated mud deposits is washed away automatically during the movement. Try not to miss opportunities and, taking an opportunity, you make external survey of the components located under the car.

From time to time it is necessary to make check of a condition of an anticorrosive covering of the bottom of the car. Previously it is necessary to subject the car bottom, including a motive compartment, to steam cleaning during which multilayered oil deposits, sticky slime and dense dirt especially well are removed. If the possibility of application of steam cleaning is absent, it is necessary to process by means of a brush surfaces one of a set of the solvents produced now which is subject to cleaning of components.

The last method should not be applied on cars which anticorrosive covering of the bottom has a wax basis. Annual survey of such cars should be made before a winter season after a good soaking of mud and oil deposits in the conditions of the increased humidity, characteristic of an autumn season. The damaged anticorrosive covering has to be immediately restored. Ideally, once a year it is necessary to make full anticorrosive processing of the car at which the protective structure is blown in cavities of door panels, thresholds, box-shaped sections of the bearing body elements and other available cavities.

The last does not belong to the panels and sections subjected to full anticorrosive processing and sealed industrially.

Having completely washed away dirt from a paint and varnish covering, wipe the surfaces of body panels with soft suede, returning to polishing initial gloss. Processing of surfaces the polish containing wax provides additional protection of a paint and varnish covering against atmospheric actions and allows to restore locally lost polishing. Remember that tarnishing of a paint and varnish covering is most often connected with negligence to a regular wash of the car. Paint and varnish "metallic" coverings need special leaving with application of the special, not containing abrasives of polishes. Try to check regularly passability of drainage and air vents of body panels. Do not forget to wipe glasses from time to time, by means of the special cleaning structures deleting a road film from their surface. Do not use for processing of glasses the polishes containing wax or means for a natirka of the chromeplated finishing elements at all.

It is not necessary to use when cleaning vinyl panels cleaners, the caustic soda, or cleaners on an oil basis. Warm solution of soap in water perfectly is suitable for this purpose. The eaten dirt well is removed by means of a soft brush (with soap). Cleaning of vinyl panels is made with the same frequency, as a car body sink. Upon completion of cleaning of the panel can be processed by one of high-quality protective structures for rubbers and plastics. The same means suit for processing of tires, sealing strips of body panels, vacuum hoses and other rubber and plastic components.